Casa Lapostolle Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Colchagua Valley, Apalta Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
Chile

$24.95 (947929)

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90 pts
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October 02, 2010

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Apalta is one of the most prized vineyard sites in Chile. This is a lush, rich cabernet with a subtle, even and...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

From one of the most esteemed vineyard sites in Chile, the 2008 Cuvée Alexandre Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful,...

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Community Reviews (2)

Paul Forget
Paul Forget

A rich and velvety wine, with complex aroma of blackberries, fruit cake and chocolate. Medium to full body, mouth fell of concentrated red fruit, sweet spices and cedar, balance acidity and grainy tannins. Very good wine now, but would be excellent and very smooth in 2-3 years. Would buy this again.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

This medium bodied, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (from the Apalta vineyard that produces higher quality wines) has an intense bouquet of fruity to INTEGRATED red currant, prune, green pepper and toasted oak notes. It is tannic with dusty tannins (decant for longer than 1 hour) and the finish is medium to long with some heat (14.5% alcohol). This wine should be cellared for some time to allow further maturing and integration of its components - it should be at its best around year 2013 to 2017. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 90 pts - the value to $ ratio is however unfavourable as for this price I can get some high quality Tuscans, after all there is no reason why Chilean wine should be this expensive. I will keep the other two bottles to evolve. Tasted Oct/10.

A side note: it was funny to see the Lang and O'Leary exchange hosting the granddaughter of Alexandre Grand Marnier.

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